Friday, July 15, 2011

Oh Breckenridge... you steal my heart again

We've been in Breck for a few days... something we've wanted to do with the kids for a looong time. We LOVE it here. We've skied here a lot and I came here as a kid in the summer... and based on those memories, I definitely wanted to fit Breck into this trip. I'm SO glad we did... it's been amazing and relaxing and fun! We rented a great condo near main street and walked or drove short distances to amazing hikes and activities. Today we went to Dillon and hiked the LilyPad Lake Trail... about 3 miles round trip, and easier on the muscles and lungs as it wasn't quiet as steep as our other hikes have been.




gorgeous thick forest...
lots of little rivers/snow melt streams...
random field of huge rocks...
lovely meadows with wildflowers...
Sam's checking out the Lilypads!


Here's the lower lake and our final destination.... gorgeous peak in the background...

after our hike, we were able to go to my aunt's condo to swim... here's the view from her porch. Yes, that's pretty much perfect.
Before I joined the swim, I took a solo walk up a few ski slopes to take pics of what we did yesterday, which was the Fun Park complete with pony rides, gem panning, alpine slide, coaster, etc... it rocked, but also depleted my life savings. Oh well. (don't you love the little stream of snow melt? so pretty)...
there's the alpine slide... see the cement tracks in the ground? you ride these sled things down the track. it is SO FUN! Pete especially went so crazy fast.

After our fun time swimming (yes please, hot tubs), we spent time on Main Street and soaked in the views.


And got candy, of course. Sam really enjoyed his...

Who wouldn't want to end their day looking at this???
Breck definitely needs a dentist someday. And a social worker, most likely. And a retired family doctor and his wife (hint, hint, dad. and no comments about snow. i LOVE snow!)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that looks seriously gorgeous! As much as I'd miss you, you really would fit in there!

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